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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Kowa 102mm f1.9 Super Prominar Projection Lens Samples
This is the third Kowa projection lens I have. The others are 50mm f1.2, and 76mm f1.9. Though not a big player in 35mm photography arena, Kowa did make some 35mm cameras with interchangeable lenses. I still have one of them sitting in a box somewhere. It also made/makes spotting scopes, medium and large format lenses, movie camera lenses, and of course, projection lenses. All the Kowa lenses I have, I like them, especially the 50mm f1.2 projection lens. It is one of my most used projection lenses. Generally, the Kowa projection lenses are very sharp, including this 102mm f1.9. But, like most projection lenses, the bokeh is not at all desirable, though not really objectionable either. But, for $10, who would complain?
Bokeh -- NEX-5N & Kowa Super Prominar 102mm f1.9. Click for larger.
Rose -- NEX-5N & Kowa Super Prominar 102mm f1.9. Click for larger.
Eatery at the edge -- NEX-5N & Kowa Super Prominar 102mm f1.9.